January 15, 2011

Another Spice In My Garden?


I wondered why it was called garlic vine when it didn't look like garlic at all. There must be a reason behind it's name. When I accidentally bruised a flower and smelt my fingers, I, then, knew why. You would not expect that these sweet looking flowers would smell as strong as a real garlic.

Did I regret having them in my garden? Not at all! I just need to avoid bruising a flower or my garden would smell like a kitchen.


How I love the mixture of the beautiful and the squalid in gardening. 
It makes it so lifelike.  
~Evelyn Underhill, Letters


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14 comments:

Tezzie said...

That's so gorgeous! I'd never have guessed that it could smell like that....it sure looks like it would be sweet smelling :)

Mom of M&Ms said...

Well Ilove gralic so that may be an addition to my garden. HAve you seen the blooms on actual garlic? They are beautiful

raya said...

i love the colors te! what beautiful shots... sigh, i have a lot to learn. heheh..

Maia said...

They are beautiful flowers, that's what counts.
Lovely mosaic.

Michelle said...

You have the most gorgeous flowers.
Thank you for sharing them with us!

Lui said...

That reminds me of the Lantana flowers too. I never get offended by the smell of garlic which is a healing tool as well. For some of our nature friends what is offensive to people is attractive to animals and vice versa.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Very beautiful flower...how interesting about the smell :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Channal said...

Lovely flower...
Hugs Anna

Erika B said...

Oh, that purple is so pretty. Beautiful shots!

Erika B

A Garden of Threads said...

A very lovely shade of lavendar for such a stinky smell. Fabulous shots and a great mosaic.

Luna Miranda said...

they're very pretty! what lovely color. i love the quote, too.:p

http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2011/01/todays-flowers-24-thistle.html

Judy said...

I have never heard of this vine! I am surprised that the flowers would smell so strong! They are beautiful!!

GrandmaK said...

Oh how very beautiful! Today was dreary and rainy and this color brightened my day! Thanx! Cathy

Míriam Luiza said...

Lindo mosaico, e as flores são muito bonitas também!